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Lecture Notes on Mean Curvature Flow

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  • detailed and complete introduction to the topic

  • lecture focus: well suited for postgraduate courses

  • summary of the state of the art and open problems

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Progress in Mathematics (PM, volume 290)

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. Definition and Short Time Existence

    • Carlo Mantegazza
    Pages 1-23
  3. Evolution of Geometric Quantities

    • Carlo Mantegazza
    Pages 25-47
  4. Monotonicity Formula and Type I Singularities

    • Carlo Mantegazza
    Pages 49-84
  5. Type II Singularities

    • Carlo Mantegazza
    Pages 85-114
  6. Conclusions and Research Directions

    • Carlo Mantegazza
    Pages 115-122
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 123-166

About this book

This book is an introduction to the subject of mean curvature flow of hypersurfaces with special emphasis on the analysis of singularities. This flow occurs in the description of the evolution of numerous physical models where the energy is given by the area of the interfaces. These notes provide a detailed discussion of the classical parametric approach (mainly developed by R. Hamilton and G. Huisken). They are well suited for a course at PhD/PostDoc level and can be useful for any researcher interested in a solid introduction to the technical issues of the field. All the proofs are carefully written, often simplified, and contain several comments. Moreover, the author revisited and organized a large amount of material scattered around in literature in the last 25 years.

Keywords

  • geometric analysis
  • mean curvature flow
  • parametric approach

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This award-winning monograph provides an introduction to the topic of mean curvature flow of hypersurfaces in Euclidean space for the advanced student and the researcher … . It reorganizes material scattered throughout the literature within the last 25 years, thereby mainly concentrating on the classical parametric approach due to R. Hamilton and G. Huisken.” (R. Steinbauer, Monatshefte für Mathematik, Vol. 174, 2014)

“In the book under review the author mainly discusses some classical results on mean curvature flow of hypersurfaces. … Specifically, the author also gives some recent conclusions, some references to open problems and research directions. The book is not only suitable for beginners but also for researchers.” (Shouwen Fang, Mathematical Reviews, January, 2013)

“This book gives an introduction to the topic of mean curvature flows of hypersurfaces in Euclidean spaces. … It is written in the style of lecture notes and provides a detailed discussion of the classical parametric approach by R. Hamilton and G. Huisken, as well as the results by other authors scattered over the literature of the last 25 years. … The book finishes with 6 appendices.” (Boris S. Kruglikov, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1230, 2012)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Pisa, Italy

    Carlo Mantegazza

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Lecture Notes on Mean Curvature Flow

  • Authors: Carlo Mantegazza

  • Series Title: Progress in Mathematics

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0348-0145-4

  • Publisher: Birkhäuser Basel

  • eBook Packages: Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics and Statistics (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Carlo Mantegazza and Springer Basel AG 2011

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-0348-0144-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-0348-0340-3

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-0348-0145-4

  • Series ISSN: 0743-1643

  • Series E-ISSN: 2296-505X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 168

  • Topics: Analysis

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eBook
USD 119.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-0348-0145-4
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  • Readable on all devices
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)